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The Wrath of Cochise

by Terry Mort

In a powerful evocation of the spirit and drama of the American West, the harrowing story of the feud that ignited the Apache Wars.In February 1861, the twelve-year-old son of Arizona rancher John Ward was kidnapped by Apaches. Ward followed their trail and reported the incident to patrols at Fort Buchanan, blaming a band of Chiricahuas led by the infamous warrior Cochise. Though Ward had no proof that Cochise had kidnapped his son, Lt. George Bascom organized a patrol and met with the Apache leader, who, not suspecting anything was amiss, had brought along his wife, his brother, and two sons. Despite Cochise's assertions that he had not taken the boy and his offer to help in the search, Bascom immediately took Cochise's family hostage and demanded the return of the boy. An incensed Cochise escaped the meeting tent amidst flying bullets and vowed revenge. What followed that precipitous encounter would ignite a Southwestern frontier war between the Chiricahuas and the US Army that would last twenty-five years. In the days following the initial melee, innocent passersby--Apache, white, and Mexican--would be taken as hostages on both sides, and almost all of them would be brutally slaughtered. Cochise would lead his people valiantly for ten years of the decades-long war. Thousands of lives would be lost, the economies of Arizona and New Mexico would be devastated, and in the end, the Chiricahua way of life would essentially cease to exist. In a gripping narrative that often reads like an old-fashioned Western novel, Terry Mort explores the collision of these two radically different cultures in a masterful account of one of the bloodiest conflicts in our frontier history.

At Odds

by Suzanne Morton

Using a rich variety of historical sources, Suzanne Morton traces the history of gambling regulation in five Canadian provinces - Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and B.C. - from the First World War to the federal legalization in 1969. This regulatory legislation, designed to control gambling, ended a long period of paradox and pretence during which gambling was common, but still illegal.Morton skilfully shows the relationship between gambling and the wider social mores of the time, as evinced by labour, governance, and the regulation of 'vice.' Her focus on the ways in which race, class, and gender structured the meaning of gambling underpins and illuminates the historical data she presents. She shows, for example, as "Old Canada" (the Protestant, Anglo-Celtic establishment) declined in influence, gambling took on a less deviant connotation - a process that continued as charity became secularized and gambling became a lucrative fundraising activity eventually linked to the welfare state.At Odds is the first Canadian historical examination of gambling, a complex topic which is still met by moral ambivalence, legal proscription, and volatile opinion. This highly original study will be of interest to the undergraduate history or social science student, but will also hold the attention of a more general reader.

The Murder Code

by Steve Mosby

Detective Inspector Andrew Hicks thinks he knows all about murder. However horrific the act, the reasons behind a crime are usually easy to explain. So when a woman is found bludgeoned to death, he suspects a crime of passion and attention focuses on her possessive ex-husband. But when a second body is found, similarly beaten, Hicks is forced to think again.When more murders arrive in quick succession, Hicks realizes he is dealing with a type of killer he has never faced before, one who fits nowhere within his logic. Then the letters begin to arrive . . .As the death toll rises, Hicks must face not only a killer obsessed with randomness and chaos, but also a secret in his own past. If he is to stop the killings, he must confront the truth about himself . . .

Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo

by Sofia Moshevich

The piano works of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) are among the most treasured musical compositions of the twentieth century. In this volume, pianist and Russian music scholar Sofia Moshevich provides detailed interpretive analyses of the ten major piano solo works by Shostakovich, carefully noting important stylistic details and specific ways to overcome the numerous musical and technical challenges presented by the music. Each piece is introduced with a brief historic and structural description, followed by an examination of such interpretive aspects as tempo, phrasing, dynamics, voice balance, pedaling, and fingering. This book will be an invaluable resource for students, pedagogues, and performers of Shostakovich's piano solos.

Vegan with a Vengeance

by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Since its original publication in 2005, Vegan with a Vengeance-- the first book from "the grande dame of vegancookbooks"(VegNews)-- has become a classic that helped launch an industry and a culture that just continues to grow. This tenth anniversary edition adds to the tasty recipes, witty anecdotes, and money-saving tips that made the book such a hit with a new foreword, new recipes, and temptingfull-color photos throughout. Vegan with a Vengeance offers reliable, standby recipes for veteran vegans and cheap, easy ways for newbies and "part-time" vegans to get more plant-based foods into their diets. "Veteran chefs, budding vegans, and bacon fanatics can all appreciate Moskowitz's hilarious prose, simple instructions, and culinary creativity. "-Portland Monthly on Isa Does It

Appetite for Reduction

by Isa Chandra Moskowitz Matthew Ruscigno

This is not your mother's low-fat cookbook. There's no foolish tricks, no bizarre concoctions, no chemicals, no frozen meals...no fake anything! Appetite for Reduction means cooking with real food, for real life. (Skimpy portions need not apply.) In Appetite for Reduction, bestselling author and vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz has created 125 delectable, nutritionally-balanced recipes for the foods you crave--lasagna, tacos, barbecue, curries, stews, and much more--and it's all: Only 200 to 400 calories per serving Plant-based and packed with nutrients Low in saturated fat and sugar; high in fiber Drop-dead delicious You'll also find lots of gluten-free and soy-free options, and best of all, dinner can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. So ditch those diet shakes. Skip that lemonade cleanse. And fight for your right to eat something satisfying! Now you can look better, feel better, and have more energy--for health at any size.

Jack Strong

by Walter Mosley

In a Las Vegas hotel room, a man awakes to confront his destinyDreaming, Jack hears voices: a frightened child in a hospital, a woman cheating on her husband, a death-row inmate. When he wakes, the voices recede, but they do not vanish. He is in a luxurious hotel room on the Vegas strip, and his body is covered in scars. Jack Strong is a patchwork man, his flesh melded together from dozens of men and women, and his mind is the same way. Countless lifetimes are contained within him: people whose time was cut short, and who see their place in Jack as a chance to make things right.On behalf of one of them, Jack reignites a feud with corrupt casino bosses. Drawing on the skills of another, he beats the life out of two bodyguards. Jack fights for control as he lurches from impulse to impulse, certain that somewhere within him exists a soul. The answers may lie with whomever is tailing him in a sleek black car--if Jack can somehow confront him.

Rose Gold

by Walter Mosley

Rose Gold is two colors, one woman, and a big headache.In this new mystery set in the Patty Hearst era of radical black nationalism and political abductions, a black ex-boxer self-named Uhuru Nolica, the leader of a revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth, has kidnapped Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, from her dorm at UC Santa Barbara. If they don't receive the money, weapons, and apology they demand, "Rose Gold" will die--horribly and publicly. So the FBI, the State Department, and the LAPD turn to Easy Rawlins, the one man who can cross the necessary borders to resolve this dangerous standoff. With twelve previous adventures since 1990, Easy Rawlins is one of the small handful of private eyes in contemporary crime fiction who can be called immortal. Rose Gold continues his ongoing and unique achievement in combining the mystery/PI genre form with a rich social history of postwar Los Angeles--and not just the black parts of that sprawling city.

Unexpected Stories

by Walter Mosley Octavia E. Butler

An NPR Books Great Read of 2014: Two never-before-published stories from the archives of one of science fiction's all-time masters The novella "A Necessary Being" showcases Octavia E. Butler's ability to create alien yet fully believable "others." Tahneh's father was a Hao, one of a dwindling race whose leadership abilities render them so valuable that their members are captured and forced to govern. When her father dies, Tahneh steps into his place, both chief and prisoner, and for twenty years has ruled without ever meeting another of her kind. She bears her loneliness privately until the day that a Hao youth is spotted wandering into her territory. As her warriors sharpen their weapons, Tahneh must choose between imprisoning the newcomer--and living the rest of her life alone. The second story in this volume, "Childfinder," was commissioned by Harlan Ellison for his legendary (and never-published) anthology The Last Dangerous VisionsTM. A disaffected telepath connects with a young girl in a desperate attempt to help her harness her growing powers. But in the richly evocative fiction of Octavia E. Butler, mentorship is a rocky path, and every lesson comes at a price. Harlan Ellison and Dangerous Visions are registered trademarks of the Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved.

Wolf Bride

by Elizabeth Moss

Hilary Mantel meets Sylvia Day: the first installment in a deliciously erotic trilogy, set against the sumptuous backdrop of the scandal-ridden Tudor Court. Bound to him against her will... Lord Wolf, hardened soldier and expert lover, has come to King Henry VIII's court to claim his new bride: a girl who has intrigued him since he first saw her riding across the Yorkshire moors. Eloise Tyrell, now lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn, has other ideas. She has no desire to submit to a man she barely knows and who-though she is loath to admit it-frightens her more than a little. Their first kiss awakens in both a fierce desire that bares them to the soul. But as the court erupts into scandal around the ill-fated Queen, Eloise sees firsthand what happens when powerful men tire of their wives...Lust in the Tudor Court: Wolf Bride Rebel BrideRose Bride

Data-Variant Kernel Analysis

by Yuichi Motai

Describes and discusses the variants of kernel analysis methods for data types that have been intensely studied in recent years This book covers kernel analysis topics ranging from the fundamental theory of kernel functions to its applications. The book surveys the current status, popular trends, and developments in kernel analysis studies. The author discusses multiple kernel learning algorithms and how to choose the appropriate kernels during the learning phase. Data-Variant Kernel Analysis is a new pattern analysis framework for different types of data configurations. The chapters include data formations of offline, distributed, online, cloud, and longitudinal data, used for kernel analysis to classify and predict future state. Data-Variant Kernel Analysis: Surveys the kernel analysis in the traditionally developed machine learning techniques, such as Neural Networks (NN), Support Vector Machines (SVM), and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) Develops group kernel analysis with the distributed databases to compare speed and memory usages Explores the possibility of real-time processes by synthesizing offline and online databases Applies the assembled databases to compare cloud computing environments Examines the prediction of longitudinal data with time-sequential configurations Data-Variant Kernel Analysis is a detailed reference for graduate students as well as electrical and computer engineers interested in pattern analysis and its application in colon cancer detection.

Pip and the Twilight Seekers

by Chris Mould

Dark, creepy, and magnificently illustrated, this is a new series not to be missed!Pip is in hiding, trapped in the great walled city of Hangman's Hollow. The sinister Jarvis roams the streets, seeking out children wherever he can find them. And now he has a deadly ally. With his friends Toad and Frankie, Pip must seek out Jarvis in his dark forest stronghold, and strike a blow for the city's lost children.

Pip and the Wood Witch Curse

by Chris Mould

Dark, scary, and magnificently illustrated, this is a new series not to be missed!The great walled city of Hangman's Hollow is at war with the forest outside. Into this war, one dreadful night, fate delivers a skinny, helpless boy. But maybe Pip isn't as helpless as he seems. Maybe he is the one who will defeat the wood witches and rescue the children of Hangman's Hollow.

Constance

by Franny Moyle

"Tells the poignant story of Constance in the aftermath of Wilde's trials and imprisonment, and of her brave attempts to keep in contact with him despite her suffering." --The Irish TimesIn the spring of 1895 the life of Constance Wilde changed irrevocably. Up until the conviction of her husband, Oscar, for homosexual crimes, she had held a privileged position in society. Part of a gilded couple, she was a popular children's author, a fashion icon, and a leading campaigner for women's rights. A founding member of the magical society The Golden Dawn, her pioneering and questioning spirit encouraged her to sample some of the more controversial aspects of her time. Mrs. Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in her own right.But that spring Constance's entire life was eclipsed by scandal. Forced to flee to the Continent with her two sons, her glittering literary and political career ended abruptly. She lived in exile until her death.Franny Moyle now tells Constance's story with a fresh eye. Drawing on numerous unpublished letters, she brings to life the story of a woman at the heart of fin-de-siècle London and the Aesthetic movement. In a compelling and moving tale of an unlikely couple caught up in a world unsure of its moral footing, Moyle unveils the story of a woman who was the victim of one of the greatest betrayals of all time.

Neurocritical Care Essentials: A Practical Guide

by MPH Mypinder S. Sekhon Donald E. Griesdale

This practical new resource uses a highly visual approach to summarise and simplify neurocritical care topics which can often seem daunting in their complexity. Diagrams, flowcharts, figures and tables highlight the main principles of disease pathophysiology, diagnosis and management, giving an easy-to-understand insight into this new and exciting field of medicine. Numerous high-quality radiographic images demonstrate the neuroimaging of neurological and neurosurgical diseases, and overviews of major clinical trials and studies provide an evidence-based perspective. Incorporating a full grounding in the fundamentals of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and examination, and summaries of key points and suggested reading for each chapter, this book is a concise yet thorough reference for all those working in neurocritical care. Ideal for both trainees and specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, intensive care, anaesthesiology, emergency medicine and internal medicine.

The Deadly Embrace

by Robert J. Mrazek

On the eve of the Planned D-Day invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe, Lieutenant Elizabeth "Liza" Marantz arrives in London, the city streets aflame in the aftermath of a massive Luftwaffe bombing attack. Teamed up with Major Sam Taggart, a troubled former New York City homicide detective, she must investigate the deaths of two female colleagues who were involved in sexual relationships with powerful Allied commanders. As Liza's investigation leads from bomb-ravaged London to elegant English country estates, it becomes clear that more than one conspiracy is afoot--and that the very success of the war may rest in her hands.With rich dialogue and pulse-pounding suspense, The Deadly Embrace is a razor-sharp thriller, ingenious in its interweaving of fictional characters with real-life figures, and filled with fascinating historical atmosphere and detail.

Unholy Fire

by Robert J. Mrazek

John "Kit" McKittredge is a young federal lieutenant from Maine who is wounded terribly in one of the first battles of the Civil War. Still unfit for active duty after nine months in the hospital, he is recruited by an unorthodox colonel named Valentine Burdette to work in the provost marshal general's office in Washington. The beleaguered capital is filled with saloons, brothels, spies, thieves, and murderers. It is also rife with official corruption and political intrigue. While investigating what appears to be a routine case of military procurement fraud, Kit becomes embroiled in the murder case of a beautiful young woman who had the misfortune of attending the birthday party of Union general Joseph Hooker, the notorious and charming libertine. The investigation leads Kit through a series of harrowing adventures--both on the battlefield and in the capital's darkest dens of depravity--until he and Val Burdette must confront a vast criminal conspiracy that threatens both their own lives and the fate of the Republic. This riveting thriller by the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Stonewall's Gold hauntingly brings to life one of the most dramatic periods of the Civil War.

Orthopaedic Biomechanics Made Easy

by Mrcs Msc Sheraz S. Malik Shahbaz S. Malik

Orthopaedic surgeons require not only an understanding of anatomy and clinical sciences, and competence in surgical skills, but also a strong foundation in biomechanics. The application of biomechanics plays an increasing role in modern orthopaedics; for example, correct decisions about the mode of treatment and choice of implants are just as important as operating precisely to reach a specific anatomical landmark. This book simplifies the core principles in orthopaedic biomechanics, giving readers the solid grounding they need to flourish in the specialty. Each topic is covered in a discrete, double-page spread, featuring concise text accompanied by illustrations or tables to give readers a solid understanding of the concepts discussed. This is a must-read guide for orthopaedic trainees at every level, and will be valuable for biomechanical researchers and other professionals in the field.

Redeeming Economics

by John D. Mueller

"Groundbreaking." --Washington ExaminerEconomics is primed for--and in desperate need of--a revolution, respected economic forecaster John D. Mueller shows in this eye-opening book. To make the leap forward will require looking backward, for as Redeeming Economics reveals, the most important element of economic theory has been ignored for more than two centuries.Since the great Adam Smith tore down this pillar of economic thought, economic theory has been unable to account for a fundamental aspect of human experience: the relationships that define us, the loves (and hates) that motivate and distinguish us as persons. In trying to reduce human behavior to exchanges, modern economists have forgotten how these essential motivations are expressed: as gifts (or their opposite, crimes). Mueller makes economics whole again, masterfully reapplying the economic thought of Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas.

Bar-20 Days

by Clarence E. Mulford

Hopalong Cassidy and his fellow cow punchers on the Bar-Twenty ranch run into many adventures during the course of a season. After being shanghaied into forced labor at sea, Hopalong and his friends return to shore to fight Apaches, escape flash floods, and avenge the murder of a lawman.

Hopalong Cassidy

by Clarence E. Mulford

Jim Meeker came down from Montana to run Texas cattle--only to find that Hoppy's Bar-20 ran the water. So when a trio of snake-mean rustlers started themselves a cattle war, the powder was primed, the guns cocked, and Hoppy was smack in the middle. it's friend against friend, brother against brother, gun against blazing gun. Time's running out, and the range is red with blood, in Clarence E. Mulford's Hopalong Cassidy.

Five Kingdoms: Crystal Keepers

by Brandon Mull

Cole is unprepared for the dangers in front of him...Now he's trapped somewhere between eaity andimagination in a bizarre world called The Outskirts. A place where jumping swords, castles and powerful enemies are an everyday occurrence.Cole must mend the magic tha has taken a sinister turn and find his friends who are lot and scattered over the Five Kingdoms.And if he fails Cole and everyone he needs to save will be stuck there forever.

The Big Shift in IT Leadership

by Hunter Muller

Learn the unique leadership strategies of the effective, essential CIO Beyond the Cloud provides a blueprint for leadership in an era of high volatility, rapid transformation, and amazing growth. An effective CIO is essential to the successful navigation of turbulent and uncertain times, and this insightful guide gives you the actionable framework you need to execute the leadership strategies that work. Focused on the major factors that are critical to modern global enterprise, this book delves into communication, collaboration, relationships, technology, innovation, talent management, and more to provide well-rounded guidance toward principled leadership. Simple, straightforward language explains the basics of each area, and is expanded upon by real-world stories and revealing anecdotes gathered from the author's exclusive interviews with visionary thought leaders from major organizations worldwide. You get perspective from the top on established and emerging leadership strategies, helping you put these ideas to work right away. CIOs are perfectly positioned to provide the leadership required to stay ahead of the competition in complex, rapidly shifting markets. They break down walls, align resources, and facilitate collaboration to drive business value and spur growth amidst an atmosphere of hyper-competition. This guide is your practical handbook for becoming the leader that you need to be. Establish trust and cooperation across the enterprise Recruit and retain the top talent in your field Leverage new technology for continuous business growth Inspire loyalty and optimal performance from everyone on the team The CIO has never been more crucial to the enterprise than right now. With clear guidance toward the unique leadership skills the role requires, Beyond the Cloud is the foundational executive guide for transformational leaders in the new business era.

Android Hacker's Handbook

by Collin Mulliner Georg Wicherski Pau Oliva Fora Joshua J. Drake Zach Lanier Stephen A. Ridley

The first comprehensive guide to discovering and preventingattacks on the Android OSAs the Android operating system continues to increase its shareof the smartphone market, smartphone hacking remains a growingthreat. Written by experts who rank among the world's foremostAndroid security researchers, this book presents vulnerabilitydiscovery, analysis, and exploitation tools for the good guys.Following a detailed explanation of how the Android OS works andits overall security architecture, the authors examine howvulnerabilities can be discovered and exploits developed forvarious system components, preparing you to defend againstthem.If you are a mobile device administrator, security researcher,Android app developer, or consultant responsible for evaluatingAndroid security, you will find this guide is essential to yourtoolbox.A crack team of leading Android security researchers explainAndroid security risks, security design and architecture, rooting,fuzz testing, and vulnerability analysisCovers Android application building blocks and security as wellas debugging and auditing Android appsPrepares mobile device administrators, security researchers,Android app developers, and security consultants to defend Androidsystems against attackAndroid Hacker's Handbook is the first comprehensiveresource for IT professionals charged with smartphonesecurity.

PrayerStarters for Dealing with Anger

by Linus Mundy

Book offers inspirational and practical advice for daily situations.

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